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Letter/offer from Internet-Bedrijvengids

After DAD (see Newsflash from 05/04/2007), many persons have been contacted by another company, Internet-Bedrijvengids bvba (Boulevard de France 9, 1420 Braine l.Alleud), inviting them to subscribe in a kind of online company guide. Yearly a fee of 879 EUR should be paid for the registration.

DNS BE insists on the fact that this company has no link whatsoever with DNS BE and is not an accredited registrar of DNS BE.

Should you have questions about your website or your domain name, we advise you to contact your official DNS BE registrar.

Source : DnsBE

Evil and its profiteers following the Virginia Tech shooting

« To show some people have no remorse or morals, a number of mindnumbingly awful people have registered domain names relating to the recent shootings in Virginia, just like was done following other disasters around the world in recent times such as the tsunmai and hurricanes. For example, a resident of Virginia has registered vtmurders.com, vtmurders.info, vtkillings.com, and choseung-hui.com (the name of the suspected killer). The first three domains are available for $250K and the last one for $1 million. A number of domains are available on eBay, while other domain names have been registered to look like they’re charities attempting to raise money to assist the victims. »

Read more on DomainNews, David Goldstein

A New Dutch .mobi website

While we are waiting for the announcement who will get Weather.mobi, a similar .mobi launched this week in the Netherlands and Belgium: Weerbericht.mobi

Weerbericht means « Weather Report » or « Weather Forecast » in Dutch. The .mobi website gives a weather forecast in text and in graphics. The content will be refreshed every hour to give the visitor the best actual situation and forecast.

Weerbericht.mobi also integrated a shower radar (in Dutch: buienradar).

Via a map the visitor is able to check the rain history of the last few hours. Weerbericht.mobi has a radar for Europe, the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands and Belgium.

Weerbericht.mobi scores a 5 out of 5 on Ready.mobi

Source : DotMobiz

.eu – one year on, big registrations but who is using it?

« The first anniversary of the launch of .eu passed this week (7 April actually) with more than 2.5 million domain name registrations. This is quite an achievement on the face of it. .eu is now the third largest TLD in Europe behind .de and .uk. It’s also the seventh largest in the world. The strongest demand for .eu comes from Germany (accounting for 31% of and 767,000 registrations) followed by the UK (17 % and 419,000) and then The Netherlands (13% and 319,000). France and Italy are the only other countries with more than 100,000 registrations. As of 12 April there were 2,542,885 .eu domains registered. » …

Read more on DomainNews

.MOBI Registry Scheduled Maintenance

The .MOBI Registry is scheduled for maintenance on 12 May 2007 between 15:00 UTC – 19:00 UTC.

During the maintenance, you may expect the following:

SRS: Not Available
Web-Based Administrative Interface: Not Available
DNS: Available; names will continue to resolve normally.
Whois: Not Available
OT&E: Available